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A Response to the Video:
Seventh-day Adventism, the Spirit Behind the Church

by Bob Pickle

Answers to Questions Raised by:
Mark Martin, Sydney Cleveland
Dale Ratzlaff, The White Lie
. . . and

Discern Fact from Fiction

Wrapping Up the Case

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#215, #216, & #217: "In addition they believe the world's sins have been placed upon Satan rather than Christ, and that Christians must stand before God without Christ as their mediator. [p. 141] 'Those who are living upon the earth when the intercession of Christ shall cease in the sanctuary above are to stand in the sight of a holy God without a mediator.' Great Controversy p. 425."—Narrator.

#215: They believe that sins have been placed upon Satan. No Adventist believes that sins have been placed upon Satan. This charge is a total fabrication.

As shown under #191, Adventists believe that sins will be placed upon Satan only after salvation is completely done. Since Christ has not yet returned, since the "redemption of our body" (Rom. 8:23) has not yet taken place, since probation has not yet closed, no sins have yet been placed upon Satan.

#216: And that means rather than Christ. Utterly false. Adventists have never taught that our sins are laid upon Satan instead of Christ. Christ is our only Sin-bearer (see #191).

#217: They believe we must stand without a mediator. Quite irrelevant, for as every Bible-believing Christian who has studied the matter knows, the mediatorial work of Christ must cease at some point. Will we need a mediator throughout the ceaseless ages of eternity? Of course not.

He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. (Rev. 22:11, 12)

According to Jesus's own words, therefore, His mediation will cease just before He comes. There will be no more switching sides. Sinners will be forever lost, and saints will be forever saved.

This is also indicated in the following passage:

And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand. And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake. (Rev. 8:3-5)

Voices, thunderings, lightnings, and an earthquake are associated with the second coming of Christ in the book of Revelation (Rev. 16:18). The censer with the incense is a symbol of the intercession going on in heaven for us. The casting down of the censer must therefore represent the cessation of that intercessory work just before the return of Christ.

Though Adventists believe that this is something that becomes reality only in the last moments of time, the narrator gives no hint of this fact.

A Response to the Video

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